Advanced Credit or Placement

Advanced placement, and in many cases advanced credit, may be given in appropriate secondary school subjects where high academic achievement has been attained. This provision applies particularly to the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) programs. Interested students should refer to the Undergraduate Viewbook or youbc Okanagan for more information.

Calculus Examination Certificate

Working in collaboration, UBC, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Northern British Columbia offer a three-hour calculus examination to all students who have completed, or are currently registered in, a calculus course in secondary school. Students who pass the examination will be awarded a UBC-SFU-UVic-UNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. The certificate may be presented for credit in MATH 100 at UBC, Mathematics 151 at SFU, Mathematics 100 at UVic, or Mathematics 100 at UNBC, after registering at one of the four universities. Students claiming credit at UBC will have their examination score shown on their transcript as their grade in MATH 100. Only one attempt is permitted. Students who have already started college or university may not participate. Students already eligible for transfer credit because of high AP or IB scores retain their eligibility regardless of their examination score.

The duties of organizing and hosting the examination rotate between the Mathematics Departments of the participating universities.


UBC-SFU-UVic-UNBC Calculus Exam
c/o Mathematics Department
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.2666
Email: challengeexam@math.ubc.ca

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